Course Description :

Interpretation of plans and specifications, preparation of construction estimates, and cost control. Methods analysis, resource requirements, and resource costs in building systems, including system components, and in large-scale civil engineering works such as highways, bridges, and hydraulic structures.

Specific Course Objectives :
  • Evaluate a client's conceptual design and provide broad, conceptual cost estimates commensurate with the level of detail available.
  • Prepare pre-bid estimates based on parameters and historical cost records.
  • Determine the cost of work crews by analyzing labor, material and equipment rates and develop bid item level estimates based on crew costs and crew productions.
  • Design construction operations and select between alternative strategies to prepare a construction cost estimate for a typical civil engineering project.
  • Trace the steps needed to submit a bid which is responsive to owner requirements and responsible in terms of bidders' business risk.
  • Transform a bid into a construction budget, performing associated cost and schedule progress calculations.
  • Contribute as a member of an integrated team to complete a project design.
  • Exhibit skills in preparing a written report and giving an oral/visual presentation.
Course Prerequisite :
CEE 3014 (C- or better)
Hours & Credits :
3H, 3C
Semester Offered :
Fall, Spring
Course Comment :
DESIGN PROJECT COURSE for the Construction Specialty Area.